Stopover at the Bridgestone Arena which is Nashville’s number one venue for large scale musical productions. It opened in December 1996 and is proud to host the nation’s highly applauded entertainment and sports.
It was known as the Gaylord Entertainment Centre and the Sommet Centre and became Bridgestone Arena in 2010. Bridgestone Arena also holds different non-traditional functions for Davidson County. The tower here is home to the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, and an XM Radio studio. It is also home for the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau. Bridgestone Arena features the Patron Platinum Club, which is a 260 seat fine dining seating area. This is located on the building’s suite level and is open before and after games and concerts. It hosts a number of banquets and receptions as well.
The venue had numerous concerts, religious gatherings and major basketball events. The PBR Built Ford Tough Series bull riding event is held here every year. The arena has 6000 square feet of meeting room space and a rehearsal hall for rent. It is used by national touring acts throughout the year. The Bridgestone Arena was nominated for the 2007 Pollster Concert Industry Venue of the Year Award.
- Parking is readily available around the Bridgestone Arena for a fee.
- Shuttles run between the downtown parking areas and the Bridgestone Arena.
- MTA services vary depending on the scheduled event.
- The Box Office will accept Cash, MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Discover and Travellers Checks.
- The Bridgestone Arena is a smoke free facility. The Arena also has a no re-entry policy.
- Recording devices (audio/visual) are not allowed for events in the building. The use of cameras (still) is determined on an event by event basis.
- Demonbreun St & 6th Ave S: Bus 61, 93
- Demonbreun St & 5th Ave NB: Bus 1, 34, 61
- 5th Ave & Broadway Ave SB: Bus 1. 25, 27, 36
- Rippy’s Bar and Grill: American
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48.5% of people who visit Nashville include Bridgestone Arena in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
62.72% of people start their Bridgestone Arena visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Bridgestone Arena
55.75% of people prefer walking in order to reach Bridgestone Arena
What does Michael W Smith surround event which was bringing all the churches in Nashville together worship and pray for our nation. The arena was packed and it was a Spirit-filled night. The theme of the evening was to bring Unity back to our country which is a great idea. I think this was a start in Nashville to take it across the nation. Churches have to come together to bring our country back together. So awesome.
Attend many events here and can appreciate how fast the staff gets you in and through security. There is a good selection of food vendors and plenty of restrooms that are always clean. The seats could be bigger but that is to be expected in most arenas. Sound is always great at concerts!
We saw Journey & Def Leppard here. Fantastic concert! Great sound!! Many food options. We got the BBQ pork plate from the stand that said BBQ. It was delicious!! Baked beans were terrific! Mac n cheese was pretty good. There of course are not enough bathroom stalls for the ladies! You would think this problem would have been solved by now. Take more of the men's stalls for this because you don't see men standing in ridiculously long lines like the ladies do. It is absurd. Also, toilet paper and soap both ran out. :( And there needs to be some brainstorming about how to empty out the arena in a quicker fashion. If this could be better/quicker that would be wonderful. Overall it is an excellent venue. The aforementioned criticisms would not keep us from returning.
Awesome place to enjoy a hockey game or to enjoy a concert. Try to get Lexus lounge passes and get free food and drink during the game... you don’t have to worry about getting into one of the busy restaurants around the arena ahead of time then. When you buy concert tickets be sure to look at the seating chart so you aren’t turning your neck too much. Seats on the floor close to the stage are obviously awesome but seats in the first bowl are usually great too as long as you aren’t turning your head too much
Excellent concert experience. Concessions are quite expensive, of course, but that's to be expected at any concert venue. The staff was friendly and helpful. There was lots of security so I felt safe having my kids there. The building was clean and easy to navigate. There was a good view of the stage even from the cheap seats up top.